James Cameron designs five huge flower-shaped solar arrays to power his wife’s sustainable school

May 24, 2015 by  
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Blockbuster director James Cameron has added a new entry to the code of the language of flowers . By gifting his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, a “bunch” of five solar arrays shaped like giant flowers for her MUSE School in southern California, he not only demonstrated his love for her, but his love for the planet as well. Cameron designed the solar arrays himself over the course of three years. Just like sunflowers, they pivot to face the moving sun to maximize the solar energy they can absorb each day. At an unveiling ceremony for the Sun Flowers, as they are named, Cameron explained, “I thought we should try to do something that inspires because this is about kids. Once you capture their imagination and empower them, they can do anything.” READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , flower-shaped solar array , green schools , james cameron , James Cameron gives flower-shaped solar arrays to school , Muse School , solar design , solar panels

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Join Malibu Unites to Help Advocate for Non-toxic American Schools

August 12, 2014 by  
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Schools in America are more toxic than ever . Luckily, there are groups like Malibu Unites – a coalition of concerned parents, teachers, community members, scientists, public figures and environmental groups from across the U.S. who are fed up with toxic schools. Malibu Unites was formed in October of 2013, after three local teachers were diagnosed with thyroid cancer within a six-month period, and other teachers experienced physical symptoms that may be linked to toxins , such as migraines, hair loss, respiratory problems, and rashes. According to Malibu Unites, soil on the Malibu High School (MHS) campus tested positive for nine toxins in 2011, including, PCBs , lead, DDT, Chlordane and additional pesticides known to be carcinogenic , which prompted teachers from MHS and Juan Cabrillo Elementary (JC) to ask that their classrooms and soil be further tested for toxins. As a parent or community member you CAN advocate for safer, less toxic schools, but that means taking action just like the community of Malibu has done with Malibu Unites. To ensure that American schools are as healthy and safe as possible join up with Malibu Unites on Facebook to learn more about this inspirational group. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green schools , greener schools , health & body , health school environments assessment tool , healthy kids , healthy schools , healthyseat , kids health , Malibu schools , Malibu unites , mold in school , News , non-toxic day care , pcbs , safe child care , school budget cuts , school taxes , schools , toxic chemicals , toxic playground , toxins , unhealthy schools

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Kjellgren Kaminsky Architects Unveils Plans for Largest Passive School in Sweden

December 3, 2012 by  
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EcoBot III is a Human Waste-Powered Robot that Cleans Wastewater!

December 3, 2012 by  
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EcoBot III is a lightweight self-sustaining robot designed to clean wastewater ! Powered by Microbial Fuel Cells (MFCs), the robot runs off human waste, using it to produce electricity necessary for performing its cleaning task. The project was funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and developed in collaboration between Wessex Water and the Bristol Robotics Laboratory in England. Read the rest of EcoBot III is a Human Waste-Powered Robot that Cleans Wastewater! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , biomass energy , bristol robotics laboratory , eco-friendly robots , ecobot III , EPSRC , lightweight robot , microbial fuel cells , wastewater cleaning robot

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AF Bostader Builds Smallest Micro Home in Sweden to Provide Affordable Student Housing

December 3, 2012 by  
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Living alone as a student is a rare luxury – particularly in Sweden, where rent and living costs can be high. But this cozy micro cottage in Lund looks like a perfect solution for going solo – even though it’s only a scant 12 square meters in size! The mini home was designed by AF Bostader to meet demand for affordable autonomous living . Although residents may not have much room to move, it certainly seems like a snug place to retreat during the long, dark winters. Read the rest of AF Bostader Builds Smallest Micro Home in Sweden to Provide Affordable Student Housing Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: af bostader , affordable housing , green architecture , micro house , miniature design , student housing , sustainable design

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Vo Trong Nghia’s Binh Duong School is a Swerving Learning Center Inside a Forest

August 27, 2012 by  
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Escuela Santa Matilde is a Fluorescent Green Prefab School for Children in Chile

April 13, 2012 by  
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Escuela Santa Matilde is a Fluorescent Green Prefab School for Children in Chile

April 13, 2012 by  
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Sprout Space is an Award-Winning Prefab Modular Classroom by Perkins + Will

February 13, 2012 by  
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Sprout Space is a prefabricated modular classroom designed by Allen Post, an architect in the Atlanta office of Perkins+Will , that offers a high-performance learning environment in a sustainably designed structure. In addition to winning an international competition sponsored by Open Architecture for best re-locatable classroom design, Sprout Space has been selected to appear in the Green Schools exhibit this fall at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. + Perkins+Will Via Curbed Atlanta The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , best re-locatable classroom , green classroom , green design , perkins + will , prefab architecture , Prefab Housing , sprout space , Sustainable Building , sustainable design

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Donate Your Recyclebank Points to Schools

December 20, 2011 by  
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If you’re not sure what to do with all those Recyclebank points, why not try donating them to help schools go green? Last week, the recycling rewards company announced the 35 schools selected for its 2012 Green Schools program, which provides…

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